Prayers said for victims of London attacks at Peterborough Mosque

The chairman of Peterborough's largest mosque and the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire have issued statements following last night's terror attacks in London.

Sunday, 4th June 2017, 1:31 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:28 pm
Mosque chairman Abdul Choudhuri

Abdul Choudhuri, chairman of the Faizan e Madinah Mosque in Gladstone Street, Peterborough said prayers would be said for the victims of last night’s attacks (Saturday, June 3).

He said: “Once again the terrorist has struck in very cowardly way... an attack on the innocent people in which seven people have been killed and several injured.

“We whole heartedly condemn their despicable brutal attack which cannot be justified. Our thoughts are with the families of those killed and all those injured - a special prayer will said in Faizan e Madinah mosque - the largest mosque in the region -today (Sunday, June 4)at 2pm.

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“It is paramount to break the network of terrorists and bring them to justice without any mercy. We cannot allow such attacks being repeated.”

Cambridgeshire Chief Constable Alec Wood also issued a statement praising the actions of emergency services in the attacks.

He said: “Our thoughts are with the victims and families of those who have lost loved ones following the truly horrendous attacks in London last night.

“Our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police and emergency services have done a brilliant job in responding to these attacks and we are thinking of them all at this time.

“While there remains no specific threat to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough we will continue to monitor the situation and ensure our streets are kept safe.

“We are united in grief and will stand together to show that these barbaric acts will not weaken our communities but will strengthen them.”